Dr. Fauci Predicts Millions of Americans to Be Infected, Over 100,000 Could Die

first_imgThe coronavirus outbreak could kill from 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview Sunday.The U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert made the prediction on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that millions across the country could become infected.As of Sunday morning, the U.S. had about 125,000 infections and 2,200 deaths, based on a tally being maintained by the Johns Hopkins University.The confirmed global death toll has surpassed 32,000, while new epicenters are emerging in U.S. cities including Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago.Spain and Italy account for more than half of the world’s death toll, with each of those two countries still seeing over 800 deaths per day.However, experts say the worldwide virus toll numbers are under-represented due to limited testing and political decisions about which bodies to count. Unlike the U.S., France and Italy have not been counting deaths that take place at home or in nursing homes.‘’Europe must demonstrate that it is able to respond to this historic call,’’ Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said late Saturday. “I will fight until the last drop of sweat, until the last gram of energy, to obtain a strong, vigorous, cohesive European response.”Meanwhile, President Trump backtracked late Saturday on the possibility he had raise that morning to quarantine New York and neighboring states, largely due to criticism and questions about the legality of such a move.Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory which asks all residents of New York City and others in New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut to avoid all nonessential travel for 14 days.last_img read more

Shooting at SC Nightclub Leaves at Least Two People Dead, Eight Hurt

first_imgCourtesy: Foogiano/Instagram Authorities had originally said that 12 people were hurt, but later clarified that two victims were likely counted twice initially. Sheriff’s officials say a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub left two people dead and eight others wounded over the weekend.No one was immediately taken into custody following the early Sunday incident at Lavish Lounge.However, a Greenville County sheriff’s representative says they are looking for two people.center_img Of the eight individuals who were wounded, some reportedly have non-life-threatening injuries, while others are in critical condition.A Facebook post from the club says Foogiano was scheduled to perform there Saturday night.The rapper is safe, according to a representative.This is a developing story.last_img

CWI appoints Englishman to top commercial post

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Cricket West Indies(CWI have appointed Englishman Dominic Warne as director of Commercial, Marketing and Communications.The appointment, which took effect October 1, will see the executive taking responsibility for CWI’s commercial operations and revenue generation, along with marketing and communications initiatives.“I’m really excited to join CWI’s new leadership team and strengthen the iconic Windies brand,” Warne said.“The flamboyant cricket, colour and atmosphere that so defines Caribbean cricket is unique. We have a great opportunity to connect with fans and excite commercial sponsors, so I’m looking forward to growing partnerships with the territorial boards and sponsors to make the cricketing heartbeat of the region beat stronger.”According to CWI, Warne brings over two decades of marketing and sponsorship strategy to the new post.Warne, who will be based at the CWI headquarters here, joins another Englishman Johnny Grave, who was appointed CEO last February.last_img read more

NHL, players’ union announce tentative agreement to resume play on Aug. 1 and four-year extension of labor pact

first_img July 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NHL, players’ union announce tentative agreement to resume play on Aug. 1 and four-year extension of labor pact. NHL, players’ union announce tentative agreement to resume play on Aug. 1 and four-year extension of labor pactcenter_img Associated Press last_img

Win Chelsea v Bolton tickets

first_imgWest London Sport has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Chelsea FC, to offer Blues fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to their next Premier League home game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 25 February.André Villas-Boas will be hoping for all three points against the Trotters…and you could be at Stamford Bridge to watch all the action LIVE!We have five pairs of tickets to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:AdChoices广告Which recent Chelsea signing previously played for Bolton?a. John Terryb. Gary Cahillc. Ashley ColeE-mail the correct answer to win@westlondonsport.comWinners will be randomly selected. The competition closes at 5pm on Monday, 13 February.Thomas Cook Sport is the UK’s leading sports tour operator and official travel partner of Chelsea FC, offering match breaks to Chelsea fans for the 2011/2012 season from £109 per person. This season, choose the winning tactic and book your 2011/12 match break by visiting www.thomascooksport.com or call the sales team on 0844 800 9900.You can also follow us on Twitter @thomascooksport and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ThomasCookSportUK to keep up-to-date with all the latest competitions, special offers and news.Terms & Conditions1. The prize consists of two tickets (Chelsea end) to the game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 25 February 2012, for five winners. Kick-off is at 15.00.2. The package does not include travel to or from the ground or any hospitality at the ground.3. Fans are reminded that tickets are in the Chelsea end and seats are amongst home supporters. Please be aware that any vocal or visual support for the opposition will result in ejection from the stadium without compensation.4. Entrants are reminded that tickets are issued subject to Chelsea FC Regulations and the Conditions of Entry relevant to those tickets.5. Competition open to all UK residents with the exception of employees of Thomas Cook Sport Ltd, Chelsea FC or Hatch Communications, their immediate families, agents or anyone else associated with the administration.6. No cash alternative will be offered.7. The competition closes on 13 February.8. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.9. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.10. All entrants must be willing to participate in publicity should they be a winner.11. We reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition if, in our sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in the competition rules.12. The promoter of this competition is either Thomas Cook Retail Limited, trading as Thomas Cook Sport or Airtrack (for UK departures), or Capitol Holdings Ltd, trading as Thomas Cook Sport (Ireland), for travel arrangements departing from the Republic of Ireland. Thomas Cook Retail Ltd registered office is The Thomas Cook Business Park, Coningsby Road, Peterborough PE3 8SB, and the company registration number is 00102630 England. Capitol Holdings Ltd registered office is 10B Beckett Way, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12, and company registration number is 163008. To discover more about Thomas Cook Sport, log on to www.thomascooksport.comlast_img read more

Bobby Wardwell turns in vastly improved performance against UNC, anchors Syracuse defense in win

first_imgCHESTER, Pa. — Syracuse’s locker room teemed with loud, erratic noises that couldn’t be deciphered until a distinct “Bob” chant broke out.Minutes later, SU’s goalie sat at the podium and looked down at a stat sheet that had 14 saves to his name, less than two weeks after being pulled just after halftime against the same North Carolina team.“When we played down there, I think they scouted me really well,” Bobby Wardwell said. “Didn’t have a great game down there obviously and it’s just nice to come out and get the win now.”On Friday night, Wardwell saved balls with his body, his stick and even relied on his posts. But regardless of the situation it was the Orange’s goalie who was the backbone of a Syracuse defense that allowed nine less goals than last time it faced the Tar Heels.UNC goalie Kieran Burke had 13 saves, but it was the SU senior who won the battle of the net minders in third-seeded Syracuse’s (10-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) 9-8 win over second-seeded North Carolina (12-3, 3-1) in the ACC tournament semifinals at PPL Park.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think as the year has gone on, he started making some saves that really he shouldn’t save and he’s very solid in the goal,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I just think he’s just been playing solid and terrific all year long.”In the first quarter, UNC midfielder Shane Simpson unleashed a wide-open shot from 10 yards out to Wardwell’s left. He reacted swiftly, deflecting the ball wide of the goal to preserve SU’s 2-0 lead at the time.Then in the second, Wardwell saved a Jimmy Bitter shot with his knees and seconds later, stopped a Joey Sankey wrap-around in between his legs.“I think we just kind of got him hot to start,” Tar Heels midfielder Chad Tutton said. “We weren’t really finding the net in the beginning, tough shooting day for us.“He made a couple really big saves early and I think he kind of just fed off that as the game went on.”Wardwell credited his vastly improved performance against UNC to pointers from undergraduate student coach Dominic Lamolinara. He worked on Wardwell’s defense against low shots – which he stopped plenty of – and gave Wardwell a bevy of looks on his off-stick side.Attacks Kevin Rice and Dylan Donahue also peppered Wardwell with shots throughout the week, making sure he wouldn’t be caught off guard with any scouting report UNC would throw at him this time around.And heading into the second half tied at five, it was Wardwell who anchored a unit that held UNC to only one goal in the next 15 minutes.“I though Wardwell, made seven saves in the third quarter, was huge,” UNC head coach Joe Breschi said. “We had some great opportunities there and he came up big.”After back-to-back saves, Wardwell slowly rose from the ground and tapped his stick on the grass as Randy Staats went on to score on the other end. Then after another save on a Bitter laser, Wardwell cleared cleanly and calmly walked out past the crease.It was a different Bobby Wardwell than 13 days ago, one that was the difference in stifling a North Carolina attack that pasted 17 goals on the Orange last time.And just as he did from the sideline as the Tar Heels held a sizable lead on their home field, Wardwell watched. But this time, it was in the fourth quarter from his own net, as his team ran out the clock on the other end.“I’ve seen Bob play great all year,” Desko said. “I didn’t expect anything else.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 24, 2015 at 11:58 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

USC Hybrid High graduates first class

first_imgFamily and friends gathered in Bovard Auditorium Saturday to honor the inaugural graduating class of USC Hybrid High School.The commencement ceremony began with an introduction by Hybrid High Principal Mide Macaulay. Vanessa Ruiz, the class president, then repeated the introduction in Spanish, demonstrating the diversity of the school, which is 59 percent Hispanic.Hybrid High School, which is operated by the Rossier School of Education’s charter management organization Ednovate, was founded with the goal of providing individual attention to students and lowering drop-out rates. This year, the school achieved a 100 percent graduation rate.Karen Gallagher, dean of Rossier School of Education, praised the graduating class for collectively earning over 400 college acceptances to 98 different schools. Each of the 85 graduates has been admitted to at least one four-year college, and six have been admitted to USC.“I want to welcome all the Hybrid High graduates — the college-goers and agents of positive multi-generational change,” Gallagher said. “You are fully committed to being change agents, who strive to improve your own lives, as well as the lives of your families and communities, now and in the future. Your success is a tribute to your hard work and dedication.”The ceremony’s keynote address was delivered by USC President C.L. Max Nikias, who shared with students what he termed the “three keys of success”: knowledge, character and good judgment.Nikias stressed that students must constantly listen and read to keep up with the rapid growth of knowledge in the information age.“Your learning experience does not end the moment you receive your diploma. For all of us, learning is a lifelong journey,” Nikias said. “You should find ways to keep yourself informed, and allow others to inform you with new points of view. You should challenge the ideas of others and encourage them to challenge you.”Nikias went on to highlight the importance of good character in guiding the students through life.“Your character is going to be your destiny, and the quality of your character inevitably shapes the course of your life. Character is not about being nice — it’s about earning the trust and respect of your family and friends, and, more importantly, earning the respect of your community,” Nikias said. “You build your character with small acts of honesty, humility, integrity and generosity. The road to true character is a path you must travel alone.”Nikias closed his speech by advising students to exercise good judgment and to commit to their decisions.“Every day, all of us are faced with hundreds of decisions. The difference between success and failure is the ability to consistently make good choices,” Nikias said. “Fortune favors the bold. If you have good judgment, you will make bold decisions that will lead you down an exciting path of adventure, discovery and success.”The valedictorian of the class of 2016, Juan Castro, reflected on the struggles and triumphs that had brought the graduates to this point. He emphasized that, no matter where they would go in the future, they would always be linked by their place in the Trojan Family.“Soon, we will be constellations — stars connected through space. We will be distant stars, illuminating the name of our Trojan Family, but this is the end and a new start. We will be apart, but together,” Castro said. “Our Trojan Family fire is all we need, and everything we have.”last_img read more

USC’s glory days come to an end

first_imgBirds circled the Coliseum after the game, but they might as well have been vultures, swooping in to prey on the dying legacy of the once-mighty Trojans.This is really it. It’s over.USC’s claim to the title of college football’s most dominant team officially came crashing down Saturday when Stanford unabashedly dismantled the Trojans, 55-21.Daily Trojan | Mannat SainiOregon was just the beginning. Stanford was the confirmation.The torch has been passed. USC’s reign atop the college football world and the Pac-10 is officially done for.This statement could have been written after the shellacking in Eugene, Ore. But after Oregon’s subsequent loss and USC’s belief that anything could happen, people inserted USC back into Rose Bowl consideration.Now, as USC used to gloriously proclaim, it left no doubt. Goodbye Rose Bowl, hello Sun Bowl — if that.There was no tricky spread offense like the Ducks used to blast the Trojans on Halloween. There was no hostile crowd.USC knew what was coming and they couldn’t do anything about it. All the Trojans could do was throw their hands in the air and concede, just like the rest of the conference used to do for them.“They ran the plays we thought they were gonna run,” senior safety Taylor Mays said. “They ran power lead. It wasn’t complicated or intricate like Oregon’s offense at all.”Stanford running back Toby Gerhart plowed through USC’s defense again and again, finishing with 181 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns.Gerhart, who USC coach Pete Carroll compared to Jerome “the Bus” Bettis earlier in the week, looked the part. And the entire USC defense went along for the ride.“They blocked us — time, after time, after time, after time,” Carroll said.USC appeared one step behind on nearly every play.The Trojans were not able to dig themselves out a bad start like we’ve seen so many times in the past when they’ve fallen behind at home.They were not able shore up the defense and stop the barrage either — Stanford just kept coming at them, not stopping until it put up 55 points, the most USC has ever given up.Stanford recognized this was not the same USC team of old.“Everything wasn’t there,” Stanford cornerback Richard Sherman said. “It didn’t seem like they were playing as hard as they usually do.”This USC team just didn’t have the same fight.“In years past, you saw them destroy people,” Sherman said. “It didn’t matter what the score was, they were going to put 100 on everybody.”In case you didn’t check your calendar, the game was played in November, a month in which Carroll had never lost.Winning in November meant USC was always getting better every week.Winning in November meant USC continued to peak while the rest of the nation was leveling off.But to lose in such a lopsided way at home, in Carroll’s month and on Homecoming signifies the end of an era.The end of that streak is a symbol for the end of USC’s hegemony.“The whole thing about November, I’ve never even known why that existed,” Carroll said. “But as a competitor, I freakin’ loved it. I loved the fact that we finished better than other teams.”Carroll hates to see the streak end because it now puts USC in the “other teams” category. The man who is penning a book called Win Forever just found out that dominance has its limits.Trojan fans also expected Carroll to be able to rebuild forever — to keep dominating even when they had to replace NFL-caliber players, year in and year out.Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley was spectacular at times this season but Saturday he showed he is not ready to be hold this team together yet.The boundless expectations placed on the 19-year old were unfair and we all saw why first hand. Barkley threw three bad interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, and also fumbled on USC’s first drive.“I’m not used to this. It doesn’t feel right,” Barkley said after the game.The inexperienced linebacker unit has held tough this season, but they couldn’t — and shouldn’t have been — expected to play like the four NFL players who played those positions last season.Eventually, a team, no matter how great, finds itself on the other side. Sooner or later, the score is evened and the pendulum swings.Because no one stays on top forever.last_img read more

Beat writers offer split predictions for Syracuse-Boston College matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 31, 2016 at 3:43 pm After suffering five nonconference losses for the first time ever, Syracuse (8-5) begins Atlantic Coast Conference play on Sunday at Boston College (7-6). SU is coming off an 80-56 victory over Cornell on Tuesday, while the Eagles most recently beat Providence on Dec. 23.Beat writers Connor Grossman, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson predict the outcome of the game.Connor Grossman (8-5)New year, same teamSyracuse 63, Boston College 60Syracuse is going scratch out its conference opener, but it’s hardly going to leave an abundance of encouraging signs. Two months ago, this wasn’t supposed to be a close game. Now it could be a step in deciding the worst team in college basketball’s best conference. With Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech already knocking off UNC and Duke, respectively, the pressure’s on to stay out of the ACC cellar.Matt Schneidman (9-4)Undefeated in 2017Syracuse 66, Boston College 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven though the Orange seems like the runt of the ACC right now, Boston College may be closer to fitting that bill. Jerome Robinson steers the ship for the Eagles, but at last the 2-3 zone plays up to standard and holds a conference opponent below 60 points. By no means will this win be pretty, but Jim Boeheim surely doesn’t care about how his team’s gets in the win column, especially as the Orange faces BC before the big dogs of the ACC come up on Syracuse’s schedule.Paul Schwedelson (9-4)Unhappy New YearBoston College 61, Syracuse 60“If Syracuse could just get its defense together and just get some more offensive production against a halfway decent team then, maybe,” … Orange fans have been saying things like that all year. But the start of ACC play is a breaking point. Boston College has played well over the past four games, including wins over Auburn (ranked 97th by Kenpom.com) and Providence (ranked 67th). Syracuse has struggled defending guards and BC’s two best players, Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman, are guards averaging a combined 43.3 points since Dec. 12. If you’re a Syracuse fan, make sure to enjoy New Year’s Eve since you might not enjoy New Year’s Day.center_img Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Colgate

first_img Published on December 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 After downing Connecticut on Tuesday night, Syracuse (7-1) returns home to the Carrier Dome to host Colgate (3-5). The Raiders are coming off a two-point loss at Marist on Wednesday night and opened their season at Connecticut and lost, 70-58. The Orange beat the Huskies, 72-63, Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Syracuse’s only loss thus far came against No. 2 Kansas last Saturday.On Saturday at 2 p.m., the Orange and Raiders tip off for the 170th time. Here’s what you need to know about Colgate.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 124-45Last time they played: On opening night last season, Syracuse beat the Raiders, 83-55. Tyler Roberson scored 18 points, Andrew White 17 and Frank Howard 11. Tyus Battle scored six points and Paschal Chukwu added four in the blowout win in front of 23,844 at the Carrier Dome.The Colgate report: The Raiders rank outside the top 100 in every major statistical category save for 3-point field goals per game and 3-point percentage. Colgate hits 11.3 3s per game, good for 10th in the country. The Raiders have connected on 39.6 percent of their attempts from deep, putting them at 49th in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Matt Langel is in his seventh season in Hamilton. He welcomed back six players who made at least 14 starts a season ago, including sophomore forward Will Rayman and senior guard Sean O’Brien. Rayman, O’Brien and Jordan Swopshire are the team’s three returning double-digit scorers.Colgate finished 10-22 last season, but has four players averaging double-digit points this season.Rayman (16.6 points per game), Jordan Burns (13.5), Swopshire 12.8 and O’Brien (10.5) are the leading scorers. Rayman has connected on 59.1 percent of his 3s and averages a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game.How Syracuse beats Colgate: Beating Colgate for the 52nd consecutive time should not be a challenge for Syracuse, which has more talent and a significant size advantage. The Orange could prove vulnerable to weaker opponents if a team like Colgate can hit about 50 percent of its 3s, the shot on which much of its offense depends. But that would be difficult to maintain over an entire game on the road, and Syracuse is a deeper team.Stat to know: 51The Orange has not lost to Colgate since Feb. 24, 1962 and has won 51 consecutive contests the Raiders. That’s the longest active winning streak in a Division I series. The Orange and Raiders have played each other 169 times since the 1901-02 season.Kenpom odds: Kenpom.com gives Syracuse an 88 percent chance to beat ColgatePlayer to watch: Will Rayman, forward, No. 10The 6-foot-8 sophomore was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year last season, scoring a team-best 14.6 points per game, which ranked ninth-best in the conference. He had 23 double-digit scoring games over 32 games and 26 starts a year ago. This season, he leads Colgate in scoring, starting with a 19-point outing against UConn in the season opener. He can stretch the floor with length and an ability to knock down 3s, as he hit 65 three-pointers last year, a freshman single-season program record. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more